Kidnapping case bound over for trial
March 29, 2005
A Baggs, Wyo., man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a 42-year-old woman will stand trial. A circuit court judge ruled Thursday that enough evidence exists to bind over 29-year-old Douglas Alan Reeves to trial.
Reeves will be advised of the charges against him and enter a plea at 9 a.m. April 11.
Fewer than 200 days after that, there should a trial, said Carbon County Prosecuting Attorney Da–vid Clark.
Reeves will be charged with kidnapping, including inflicting bodily injury and terrorizing, and aggravated assault and battery.
The charges stem from a March 14 incident in which a man reportedly kidnapped a woman, tied her to a tree in the Baggs Cemetery and told her “It’s not your night to die.”
Court records also state that the assailant reportedly poured acid on her arms and bounced up and down while sitting on her.
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The woman told authorities her assailant grabbed her by the throat at least 10 times before dropping her off at Robidoux’s Auto Repair and running away.
Getting from a preliminary hear-ing to an arraignment isn’t hard, Clark said.
“You’re saying there ‘probably’ was a crime committed and the defendant ‘probably’ did it,” he said.
Reeves offered no testimony during the preliminary hearing, which Clark said was not unusual.
Clark said he offered hearsay, which is admissible during a preliminary hearing, during testimony by a sheriff’s deputy.
Reeves still is incarcerated.
He is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Christina M. Currie can be reached at 824-7031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.